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    Re: many jesus but Jesus is one

    Namaste,

    When Jesus said he is "the way" my interpretation of this is more of a formulaic than a ritualistic read ... in other words, to be both man and God at the same time through meditation as...
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    Re: Prasadam is dirty

    Generally speaking, I have no problems with the Godz left-overs.

    My goodness, I eat my own left-over cooking all the time!

    Food is a blessing, especially when it's already given.


    ZN
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    Re: Animals and Sadhana

    My cat used to love to sit in my lap and enjoy my meditations with me.

    (She had a bad stroke and had to be put down, poor dear.)

    Breathing in unison with a cat's purring is a beautiful thing!...
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    Re: Pranams one and all !

    Namaste,

    Welcome, to this most gracious of communities. I hope you will learn and enjoy from those here as much as I have.

    ZN
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    Re: Non human astral beings

    There are lots of beings out there; some I think are humans w/out bodies, others are not humans and still others are thoughtforms created by others.

    Being polite has generally served me really...
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    Re: Giving things up?

    Namaste,

    Rather than thinking about what to give up, why no simply put on one's daily to-do list time to do nothing?

    I know how hard that is to do ... which is why I say to actually schedule...
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    Re: Non human astral beings

    Namaste,

    I don't know the answer to your question, but I've seen many of what I call "noncorporals" along the way. When I was a child, they were shiny blue metallic colored, not green :)

    My...
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    Re: Request: Temples sub forum

    To broaden the idea out, perhaps some of us could post photos and whatnot even if we don't have the lovely layout presented in the OP?

    I have some beautiful pics a friend sent me, plus many saved...
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    Re: Counting the Enlightened

    How do you answer that for yourself?

    It doesn't make any sense, to me, please explain?

    ZN
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    Sticky: Re: New Folks ... Some Core Ideas for HDF

    Hello, and greetings (again) to all :)

    I have to say that, IMO, taking the time to practice meditation ... to take time to _justsit_ this is the most valuable notion.

    There's nothing that...
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    Re: Counting the Enlightened

    Thanks, I've missed y'all.

    I'm a stockbroker by trade, and I've spent a goodly amount of time past couple years trying to align my clients' reality with what I see "out there."

    The time for...
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    Re: Counting the Enlightened

    Pranams,

    We are all enlightened, if we would but pause to remember that~

    Peace to all my brothers and sisters here...

    ZN
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    Re: False Gurus and Organizations in Christianity

    Here's a bit of a spoof ... but sometimes humor is most revealing!

    http://www.landoverbaptist.org/news1002/bookburning.html

    More seriously, book burning hasn't gone away, there are many who...
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    Re: What does this mean?

    Namaste,

    Obviously, I'm not Mr Atanu :)

    But, I feel obliged to say that the interpretation or parsing of that seems to me to be highly dependent on a personal point of view!

    IOW, why...
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    Re: What will you doing if they do such this

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    True, but it would go a long way to ending the perpetuation of the meme :)



    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: Your favorite devotional to lord siva?

    This thread is my favorite devotional :)

    Namaste,
    ZN


    OM~
    !
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    Re: Astrology: True or False

    "Future" is an implication of "now."

    The best soothsayers are those who can acurately describe now - to most that would be a prediction of future, IMO.

    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: What will you doing if they do such this

    I'd likely not invite such folks into my home.

    If by accident some felt obliged to try to change things here, I reckon the dragons would put them off.


    ZN/and the fountains would wash...
  19. Thread: Sex in the mind

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    Re: Sex in the mind

    Namaste,

    I believe more ulcers would be caused by stress than by hot peppers; arguably, the peppers and curry might kill the ecoli which is the proximate cause of many ulcers!

    But yes, the...
  20. Thread: Sex in the mind

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    Re: Sex in the mind

    Namaste,

    Perhaps it is simple minded to think as I do, but, it seems to me that obsession with the physical friction, enticement, is somewhat akin to eating spicy food.

    If the burn of the...
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    Re: Hello there! [new here]

    Namaste,

    I suggest approaching the temple and its residents in a subdued manner.

    A large shawl/veil wrapped around, will allow you to have your own private space, and also to be demure in...
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    Re: Things that make you wonder.

    Indeed I do and shall continue to do so.

    OM.
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    Re: Worship without Dualism?

    My best advice is to not obsess on the restriction, the tickling doubt...

    Rather, just sit and not fuss around.


    Namaste,
    ZN/as easy said as done, get over it
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    Re: Things that make you wonder.

    Hehe.

    Life is good when Godz are laughing :)




    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: hello all

    Namaste, welcome,

    I'm not a regulation anything, just so ya know ...

    but, I'd say that for Sri Ganesha my best experience has been direct meditation/devotion and chance :)

    That you are...
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    Re: Cow in Hindu Faith

    I grew up on a dairy farm in the midwest of the US ... and I can vouch for cows being very nice, peaceful critters who easily converse and can be heard if one slows down to their pace :)


    ZN/my...
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    Re: I went to a hindu temple today

    Namaste,

    It sounds like a really nice encounter, perhaps you go back and pay your respects back by bringing some new corn or somewhat to the gentle soul who greeted you?

    ZN/the simplest...
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    Re: An argument against the Hindu scriptures

    I really like that analogy, thanks.

    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: Handy translation utility site

    I guess that's why I like it :)

    "Unacceptable" ... hey I was being polite, moderate...hehehe...

    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: An argument against the Hindu scriptures

    Namaste,

    One cannot "understand" paradox. That's the paradox :)

    Any Scripture, Christian, Hindu or otherwise ... all are subject to the bias of translation and interpretation. There is no...
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    Re: Handy translation utility site

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    I can only wonder, not having a context ... but my initial response to interacting with the scripture and translation was WOW!

    That said, I could see it as being unacceptable...
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    Re: Handy translation utility site

    I found it just today, and also was thrilled :)

    I'm glad to share!

    I also found this site today - http://groups.google.com/group/yoga-vasishtha?hl=en

    Studying translations, especially of...
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    Handy translation utility site

    http://spokensanskrit.de/


    Namaste,
    ZN
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    Re: Things that make you wonder.

    Namaste,

    I was just pondering the notion of finding a spot which beckoned for attention, without any formality or recognition attached to it.

    It sounds like it worked for you, which is what...
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    Re: Food and what we take in

    Hey, let me tell you, I'll thank Godz for a good belch or whatever! I suppose it's an age thingy :)

    More generally, I think that allowing the release of emotion of whatever else, without...
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    Re: Is it better to just do yoga?

    I am of the opinion that the more time spent in meditation/prayer, the better.

    Better than what? Heh, that's up to you :)


    Love,
    ZN
  37. Thread: Reincarnation

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    Re: Reincarnation

    Namaste,

    Y'all know I'm not orthodox, but instead more experiential/experimental.

    IMO, time is more holographic, multidimensional, simultaneous ... than linear. In my experiments, I found I...
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    Re: Worshipping the Divine in any form?

    Um, who is nobody ... you?

    My own father ranted about how I was the only one who would defy him.

    He was in his 80s, too, and at the end, it was me who guided him beyond because he knew I was...
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    Re: still cant decide...

    I pray for revelation, for a sign.

    YMMV


    ZN
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    Re: Worshipping the Divine in any form?

    amra,

    With all due respect to your age (89! wow), I would say that Godz presence is in dogshit, too ... else the dog would die. (in other words, remember the skull!)

    Regarding *worship* I do...
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    Re: Things that make you wonder.

    I wonder, did y'all leave the offerings on the front stoop, anyways?

    Perhaps your venture was a sign to the officialdom types...

    ZN
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    Re: Spirituality and Sexuality

    Namaste,

    The slithering of the snake, Lady Kundalini, could be considered erotic.

    Certainly it holds attention (to me, anyways) in a similar fashion.

    Makes meditation a pleasure, for...
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    Re: Greetings Friends

    Welcome!

    I pray that you will find many insights and friends here :)


    ZN
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    Re: Lord Shiva devotee

    Namaste,

    I would think that question better directed to Lord Shiva.

    Pray for guidance, iow.



    ZN
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    Re: Worshipping the Divine in any form?

    Cherries are in season here. As I was washing and de-stemming the cherries, individually, each cherry into the bowl was a prayer.

    Participating in the Spirit can take any form; life really can be...
  46. Thread: Namaste

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    Re: Namaste

    Namaste, welcome!

    Time spent in simple meditation, practice, I think is more relevatory than debate. However, debate and consideration then puts that into context, which is a good thing.

    ...
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    Re: ISKCON' s reason for no onions or garlic

    In my way of looking at things, if you feel more of the spirit by avoiding onions and garlic, go for it~ZN
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    Re: Aryan Invasion Theory

    Why focus on this, when really we are all reflections of the same?

    OM

    ZN
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    Re: Vedantic texts translations?

    I've found a lot of good books here: http://www.alibris.com/

    ZN
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    Re: Is Lord Shiva vegetarian?And the other devas?

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    Namaste,

    The "Christians" here in the US (and, I guess elsewhere due to the weed-like proliferation of evangelical missionaries) believe that the Bible *is* to be...
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